Luis Ortiz Headlines Microsoft Theater vs. Alexander Flores
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Top heavyweight contender Luis "King Kong" Ortiz will headline a stacked night of heavyweight action when he takes on Alexander "The Great" Flores in the 10-round main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Saturday, November 7 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Ortiz (31-2, 26 KOs) has been a fixture atop heavyweight rankings for years, with his only defeats coming in memorable contests against former longtime heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder
"I can't wait to get back in the ring and put on a great performance for all my fans," said Ortiz. "I've been training hard and I'm going to show why I'm still one of the most dangerous and avoided heavyweights around. Credit to Flores for stepping up to the challenge, but I'm planning on making a statement November 7 on FOX."
The 30-year-old Flores (18-2-1, 16 KOs) will return to action after his last outing saw him stop Mario Heredia in the sixth-round of their November 2019 affair. Fighting out of his native Rowland Heights, California, Flores has fought professionally since 2010, and has scored knockouts in his last 14 victories. The only blemishes on Flores' record have come against former heavyweight champions Charles Martin and Joseph Parker.
"When I got the call for this fight, I immediately said yes and I was ready to go," said Flores. "I'm always in shape throughout the year, so now we're just sharpening the tools for November 7. Ortiz is coming off of a big fight, and I'm preparing for the best Ortiz we've ever seen. I don't know if he's overlooking me, I just know that I'm going to be ready to take advantage of a life changing opportunity."
The broadcast begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will see rising unbeaten heavyweight contender Frank "The Cuban Flash" Sánchez battle Brian Howard in the 10-round co-main event. Plus, undefeated Michael Coffie steps in to face hard-hitting Joey Abell in an eight-round heavyweight duel.
The event will be promoted by TGB Promotions and will take place without fans in attendance at the Microsoft Theater, an AEG venue, in downtown Los Angeles.